December 11, 2009

2009 Pan American Elite Teams

The Pan American Hockey Federation is pleased to announce its second PAHF Elite Teams. The PAHF Elite Teams are named every two years, with the first ones announced after the 2007 Pan American Games.

Hockey specialists involved or present at the 2009 Pan American Cups in Bermuda and Santiago were consulted for the selection of the Elite Teams roster. Additional input was sought from persons present at the FIH events in which PAHF teams participated (such as the Womenís Champions Trophy in Sydney and the Junior World Cups).

Rob Short (Canada)The Men's Pan American Elite Team 2009 is led by Pan American Cup Player of Tournament Rob SHORT, from Canada. The Pan American Cup winner, Canada is represented by five players: Rob SHORT, Captain Ken PEREIRA, defenders Scott TUPPER and Paul WETLAUFER and Goal-Keeper of the Tournament David CARTER.

Pan American Cup runner-up USA are represented by 4 players. Six countries are represented in the Menís Pan American Elite Team 2009: Argentina (3 players), Canada (5), Chile (3), Mexico (2), Trinidad & Tobago (1) and USA (4).

Luciana Aymar (Argentina)The Women's Pan American Elite Team 2009 is led once again by 6-time WorldHockey Player of the Year Luciana AYMAR, from Argentina. She is joined by five more players from Argentina, winner of the Pan American Cup: Player of the Tournament Carla REBECCHI, Top Goal Scorer Noel BARRIONUEVO, Carla DUPUY, Rosario LUCHETTI and goal-keeper Maria Belen SUCCI.

Pan American Cup runner-up USA are represented by 5 players. Six Countries are represented in the Womenís Pan American Elite Team 2009: Argentina (6 Players), Canada (1), Chile (3), Mexico (1), Trinidad & Tobago (2) and USA (5).

Four women and four men were already named to the 2007 PAHF Elite Team.

2009 Pan American Elite Teams
Men
Mexico Francisco AGUILAR
MEX
Argentina Mario ALMADA
ARG
Trinidad & Tobago Kwandwane BROWNE
TRI
Canada David CARTER (GK)
CAN
USA Pat COTA
USA
USA Pat HARRIS
USA
USA Sean HARRIS
USA
Chile SebastiŠn KAPSCH
CHI
Chile Esteban KRAINZ
CHI
Mexico Pol MORENO
MEX
Canada Ken PEREIRA
CAN
USA Thomas SHERIDAN (GK)
USA
Canada Rob SHORT
CAN
Chile Alfredo THIERMANN
CHI
Canada Scott TUPPER
CAN
Argentina Lucas VILA
ARG
Argentina Matias VILA
ARG
Canada Paul WETTLAUFER
CAN
Women
Mexico Mitzy Mara AGUILERA ZULETA
MEX
Trinidad & Tobago Nicole AMING
TRI
Argentina Luciana AYMAR
ARG
Canada Katie BAKER
CAN
Argentina Noel BARRIONUEVO
ARG
USA Kayla BASHORE
USA
USA Rachel DAWSON
USA
Argentina Carla DUPUY
ARG
Chile Denise INFANTE
CHI
Chile Paula INFANTE
CHI
USA Carrie LINGO
USA
Argentina Rosario LUCHETTI
ARG
Argentina Carla REBECCHI
ARG
Chile Claudia SCHULER (GK)
CHI
Trinidad & Tobago Stacy SIU BUTT
TRI
USA Keli SMITH
USA
USA Tiffany SNOW
USA
Argentina Maria Belen SUCCI (GK)
ARG

2007 Pan American Elite Teams


For more information, please contact the PAHF Competitions Committee or visit the Pan American Hockey Federation web site.

The Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF) is recognized by the FIH as the governing continental federation for all field hockey in the Pan American region. There are 26 member Nations of the PAHF. For more information please contact info@panamhockey.org.